Published in 1917, Jerry of the Islands was a late addition to London's portfolio and was most likely written during his final sojourn in Hawaii. The plot reads like a transfer of Buck from Call of... More > the Wild over to the South Sea Islands. Jerry, the eponymous hero, is actually a dog through which London examines racism and colonialism. The book is let down in the modern setting by its racist language, but remove that and you have a typically bright Jack London adventure.< Less
Jerry Junior by Jean Webster and Illustrated by Orson Lowell first published in 1907.
This book has GORGEOUS illustration by Orson Lowell, which are really the best thing about the book. It is a... More > perfectly nice book, but just not in the same ballpark as Daddy-Long-Legs in terms of originality or interest.
The story concerns a rich young American fellow wooing a rich young American girl in Italy by masquerading (poorly; I don’t think he ever fooled ANYONE) as a donkey driver….a picturesque donkey driver.
Jean Webster (1876–1916) was an American writer and author of many books including Daddy-Long-Legs and Dear Enemy. Her best-known books feature lively and likeable young female protagonists who come of age intellectually, morally, and socially, but with enough humor, snappy dialogue, and gently biting social commentary to make her books palatable and enjoyable to contemporary readers.< Less
Join Janice and Jerry Nickels, the ten-year old twins who live on Riverside Drive, as they travel in time to faraway places, meet interesting strangers and see into the past and future. You may even... More > get a peek into your own past and future . . .< Less
John Griffith "Jack" London (born John Griffith Chaney, January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916) was an American author, journalist, and social activist. He was a pioneer in the... More > then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction and was one of the first fiction writers to obtain worldwide celebrity and a large fortune from his fiction alone.He is best remembered as the author of The Call of the Wild and White Fang, both set in the Klondike Gold Rush, as well as the short stories "To Build a Fire", "An Odyssey of the North", and "Love of Life". He also wrote of the South Pacific in such stories as "The Pearls of Parlay" and "The Heathen", and of the San Francisco Bay area in The Sea Wolf.
London was a passionate advocate of unionization, socialism, and the rights of workers and wrote several powerful works dealing with these topics such as his dystopian novel The Iron Heel, his non-fiction exposé The People of the Abyss, and The War of the Classes.